Welcome to the eighth 100Kin10 Annual Partner Summit, an annual convening of 250+ leaders committed to solving the challenges underlying the STEM teacher shortage. 

Over the course of the day, our hope is that you’ll spark meaningful connections with peers, exchange perspectives and stories, glean insights, and get energized about new possibilities for your work and for the field.
Tuesday, March 26 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Cross-Sector Collaboration

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How do business, education, and community partners work together to collaboratively solve challenges facing STEM education?

Grand Challenge Theme:
Value of S, T, E

Washington STEM
Megan Nadan and Danny Gross  Twitter: @washingtonstem

How our organization is tackling this challenge:
“How do we communicate the value of systems-level work connecting business, education, and community partners to advance STEM education?”

Washington STEM is an organization that works across sectors—business, education, community, government, and philanthropy—to find key points of leverage and common ground in order to solve challenges effectively. This systems-level work has been able to take on and tackle many key challenges that 100Kin10 grapples with—including connecting educators with STEM industry leaders, increasing community support for STEM education, and investing administrators in STEM education. The systems-level work involves sharing data, engaging in advocacy, building bridges, and identifying common goals. We've found the work to be crucial to the success of STEM education in Washington. However, as a connecting agency, the work is often “invisible” and hard to explain to potential collaborators, communications outlets, and funders without taking either too much or too little credit. We want to learn how others are tackling this challenge in order to get our work done more effectively.

CDE Foundation
Jessica Howard Twitter: @CDEfoundation

How our organization is tackling this challenge:
"Now entering its 7th year, the California STEAM Symposium brings together 3,000 PK-20 teachers, administrators, students, program providers, and philanthropic and industry partners to collaboratively improve inclusive STEAM teaching in schools, alongside the business sector, and throughout communities...but how do we do it?"

Co-hosted by the California Department of Education, the CDE Foundation, and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, the California STEAM Symposium embraces practitioner expertise, collective impact, and continuous improvement for the benefit of all students. We believe in the power of peer-led professional learning, that innovation can emerge from anywhere at any budget, and in leading by listening to voices from the field. Along the way we have evolved our approach to better address practical needs and state policy shifts, as well as connect players big and small in the education landscape from over 30 states and international provinces. Join s for lessons learned and tips to bring the model to your context, no matter the scale.

Dell + Conrad Foundation
Kim Boutwell  Twitter: @Dell
Nancy Conrad  Twitter: @ConradChallenge

How our organizations are tackling this challenge:
"The best way to learn is often to do; therefore, Dell and Conrad Foundation have partnered together to create an opportunity for students to gain emotional intelligence and technical expertise via a student-led help desk initiative."

 Dell and Conrad Foundation are developing an opportunity for students to gain vocational skills and emotional intelligence via a student-led help desk. There are two resources that have been created/incorporated to share with schools: an Implementation Guide which includes technical training, hands-on break/fix exercises, and details on how to create this opportunity at your school from A to Z; and the "No Box Tool Box" which guides teachers and students through a global solutions-based learning opportunity to gain the emotional intelligence that is necessary to succeed in all aspects of their future careers.

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Megan Nadan

Special Events Manager, Washington STEM
Megan Nadan serves as Washington STEM’s Events Manager. She is primarily responsible for the logistics of all organization events. Working in close coordination with Washington STEM team members and partners, she supports the growth and effectiveness of the organization through... Read More →

Danny Gross

Communications and Digital Media Manager, Washington STEM
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Jessica Howard

Director of STEAM Initiatives, CDE Foundation
Ask me about this year's CA STEAM Symposium in Anaheim, December 9-10, 2019! www.steamcalifornia.org

Kim Boutwell

Dell Giving, Dell
I was in education for a couple of decades. i would have only left to do more good for kids! Dell Giving has given me the ability to do that through strategic donations and partnerships globally.

Nancy Conrad

Conrad Foundation

Tuesday March 26, 2019 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dickinson Auditorium B

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